Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Smell

 Throughout my time in this world one of the constants has been certainty of the future. Not certain what that future might turn out to be, of course, but rather it would simply come to be. The world and the societies that mankind has constructed and nurtured would still exist in a decade or a millennia or tomorrow. That certainty is gone. It has been replaced by something akin to a foul stench. 

The world now seems to be rolling towards its' finality. I'm pretty sure the earth will remain but the great human civilization will be wiped out and the remnants will be left to start over. The madness of this reality is growing exponentially. People as a collective seem to have lost their minds. This is not my singular observation, everyone feels it. When Agent Smith is talking to Morpheus and says the thing that he hates the most is the smell...I get it.

We can light little candles ,like watching a movie or listen to some music, but behind the cover up the stink persists'. We can only distract ourselves and even then we know the smell will be there when the credits roll. Fight off the crazy as long as you can but in the end crazy is what's gonna bring the whole experiment crashing down.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Politics As Usual

 I will not pick a side. As it stands we have a "projected winner" and accusations of fraud. This is what the people pulling the strings want, more division. For 4 years we have seen divisiveness like never before. So many angles, sides, truths and opinions based on headlines, blurbs and memes.

 Know this: when the civil war, revolution, or whatever you want to call it, starts we will certainly tear each other apart. And guess where your political candidate will be...? They will be with their puppeteers sitting in their ivory towers having a good laugh.

 This is where hate has gotten us. It has brought us to the brink of annihilation. Not hate from one side or the other. Just hate. I choose not to. I choose to do my best to love everyone and even though that may sound like a trite platitude I'm gonna hang on to it and brace myself for the turbulence ahead.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Reason Evolved So That it Wouldn't Have to Exist

 The universe is absolutely perfect. Every system within a system is a complexity that baffles and astounds those that would ponder it. From the universe itself to the smallest of particles each system exists as it must to work in a perfect symphony which is our reality.

It's no wonder that the father of lies would come up with its complete opposite as a means to explain it. The big bang, the totally freak accident that just kinda happened for no reason. It has no alpha or omega either, how quaint. Just look at all the systems within ourselves. The complexity of the human eye, for example, and the brain that works in unison with it are not just merely the result of chance circumstances. Nature itself is too perfect to be random, too connected to be scattered and definitely too common to be an accident.

The fact is that people believe that crap because it's what they've been told since childhood. A lie so deeply ingrained into us that when presented with logical evidence to the contrary it is met with strict objection. Common sense easily ends the debate but that to has been seemingly evolved into nothingness. Our feelings, we are taught, cannot be trusted. The bonds that unite us are mere extensions of our own ego, says the heathen elite. But alas God is not hidden and cannot be denied for long. The older we get the clearer He becomes.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lucifer Rising

There's a strange vibration in the air? It's noticed in the grocery store. Talked about on social media. Dealt with in the streets. "Nothing is Normal any more" is the scuttlebutt we here every day or, " I just want things to go back to the way they used to be"... ad nauseam! This is it though. The culmination of all mankind has done throughout the millennia is coming to a head. Like a boil. 

No matter what side of the political spectrum people may be apart of, they completely reject the opposite side. In the madness of our current time civil discourse has died. The death of civility can only be followed by the fall of civilization itself. As a matter of fact it seems to be teetering now, doesn't it? Almost like the tension is tangible and the slightest misstep will cause our mighty empires to come crashing down around us. It's about time.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Just Another Friday Night Poem About Aliens (Poem by Craig James Ackerman)

 Do aliens get broken hearts?

Do they wallow?

Walking through the halls

of the flying saucers with

their heads hung low.

Counting the tiles and

wondering where she was.

Do they yearn?

Write long winded love letters

and put them in empty beer bottles

that they throw into

collapsing black holes

Stare out the windows 

of the spaceship

forlornly at the stars.

Counting their tear drops in light years and

remembering when they were young 

and the sun was still

a beacon of hope.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Benign State of Evil

The purveyors of evil have coalesced into a wicked empire They wear many hats such as bureaucrat, entertainer, pedophile and sadist. This bubble of bile has risen to the top of our cesspool of a civilization and now reign supreme from their putrid throne. How have the good people of the world allowed this to happen? The short answer is time.

The decades have seen the desensitization of evil through movies, music and art. Just imagine what it would be like for a citizen from the bygone era of the 50's to hear death metal played in their car or watch on their black and white television an episode of game of thrones. It wasn’t that long ago but those things would seem alien to such minds.

Now fast forward to our age in the new millennia and we have rumors of high-ranking politicians torturing small children while practicing satanic rituals. One such story has a prominent politico cutting the face off a little girl only to prance around wearing it during some sick ritual for more power. Is this stuff fiction? Are the victims of such atrocity’s lying? More accurately they would have to be brilliant novelists to come up with some of these stories.

A war is coming and it’s likely that the average citizen is not prepared for the horrors about to be revealed. Maybe that’s why we choose to bury our heads in the sand, we don’t want to know. We do not want our perfectly imperfect worlds to crumble and fall. But ultimately the hell boiling just below the surface will no longer be hidden by our ignorance and naivety. The face of true evil will be exposed and the reality that coddles us now will be seen as the ruse that it is.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Giants and the Bible

 Giants are mentioned several times throughout the Bible, but who were they exactly? Were these giants in fact gigantic or were they of normal size? Where were they located? There are a lot of questions about these giants and a lot about them remains unknown. The article “Giants in the Bible” found on written by Tim Chaffey does an excellent job at explaining when and how giants are referenced in the Bible. Today we are going to talk about just a few of these many instances in hopes of learning more about these giants. 

  Educated guesses have been made suggesting these giants ranged anywhere from 6 feet to over 30 feet tall. So, while all of these people or groups of people are referred to as giants, some may be as tall as people are today. The height of these giants has always been a controversial topic. Experts have ranging opinions on how large these giants were based on different facts and beliefs.

 Let’s start out with the Amorites, a group of mountaineers who resided in Canaan. They were mentioned more than 80 times throughout scripture and were descendants of Canaan, Noah’s grandson. Amos 2:9 describes the Amorites as giants saying, “Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was as strong as the oaks...”. It is these characteristics that leads us to believe that the Amorites were in fact considered to be giants. 

  Rephaim is a term that is used quite frequently to describe giants throughout the Bible. The Nephilim is the earliest mention of giants in the Bible. There is a whole post dedicated to these fallen angels or Nephilim and how they were considered giants already on this blog titled The Patrick Heron Theory. In short, the Nephilim were offspring of the fallen angels who mated with earthly women. The Nephilim were extremely violent giants who eventually got wiped out by the Lord during Noah’s flood. 

 The Anakim are argued to be some of the most commonly known giants in the land of Canaan during Exodus. In the Bible Joshua fought numerous battles with the Anakim and the Amorites. It is explained in Joshua 11:21-22 that Joshua “cut off the Anakim from the mountains:...Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities. None of the Anakim were left in the land of the children of Israel; they remained only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod.” This act is what led up to Goliath in the first book of Samuel.

  The final giant we will be discussing here is Goliath. Goliath is one of the most recognized giants in the Bible. He was a Philistine who was eventually killed by David after he was hit with a stone. 1 Samuel 17:4 talks about Goliath saying, “And a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.” Goliath is from Gath, one of the three places where the Anakim remained after Joshua fought them off. It is because of this that Goliath is believed to be a descendant of the Anakim. Six cubits and a span is believed to be around 9’9” but this is debatable depending on who you ask. Now though Goliath is not directly addressed as a giant, there are other factors that lead people to believe he was one. For example, 1 Samuel 17:5-7 says “He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. And he had bronze armor on his legs and a bronze javelin between his shoulders. Now the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his iron spearhead weighed six hundred shekels; and a shield-bearer went before him.” The weight of his armor alone suggests that Goliath was in fact a giant man. The average man would not have been able to carry all that and fight effectively at the same time. It is said that his coat alone weighed around 125 pounds and that is before all of his other armor and his weapon is added to that.

  These were just a few accounts of giants being mentioned or alluded to in the Bible. While they varied in height and description, they all somehow managed to fall under the same general category and become known as the Biblical giants. While many of them lived near Canaan, they were found numerous places throughout biblical times. 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Book of Enoch

The book of Enoch can be rather confusing at first glance. In fact, prior to writing this post I didn’t know much about Enoch at all. When learning about and talking about the book a lot of questions arise. Some of these questions include why isn’t Enoch a book in the Bible? Did Enoch actually write the book? Should we Christians believe everything we read in it? Though this book is rather interesting, it is also extremely confusing. After doing some research, I hope I can bring you some clarity and answers to these questions. 
First let’s begin with a brief background on who Enoch was. We know that he was Adam’s great-great-great-great grandson and Noah’s great grandfather. We also know that Enoch’s son was Methuselah who turned out to be the longest living man. Enoch was said to live over 3 centuries and had numerous offspring throughout his life. Enoch went to Heaven without ever actually dying. The only other person in the Bible this has happened to is Elijah. Genesis 5:24 is the point in the Bible where this event takes place. 
The book of Enoch is a collection of several different writings originally written in Ge’ez, although some scholars do argue that it was written in Aramaic first. The YouTube video titled “The Truth About the Book of Enoch” posted by the channel Founded in Truth does a really good job at explaining what the book of Enoch is and what it says. David Wilber, author, speaker and religious teacher explains in the video that the writings found in the book of Enoch are known as pseudepigrapha. Pseudepigrapha is described as “ancient writings that falsely claim authorship by a Biblical character.” 
This means that the book of Enoch was not written by Enoch himself. Wilber knows that Enoch couldn’t have written it because “The book of Enoch makes use of later Biblical writings such as Isaiah and Daniel.” This means that the book of Enoch references events that happened after Enochs life making it impossible for Enoch to have written the book by himself. Wilber further supports this by explaining that Mount Sinai is mentioned by name in the book of Enoch which came way after Enochs time as well.  
The book of Enoch is unique because it gives us a glimpse into the ancient world. The first part of Enoch talks about the fallen angels and watchers in Heaven. The remainder of the book talks about Enoch actually going to Heaven and all he encountered while there. 
The book of Enoch can be described as apocryphal which essentially means it was not inspired by God as other books in the Bible were. Wilber supports this statement by saying “The Messiah did not consider the book of Enoch to be inspired scripture.” Wilber also explains that the teachings explained in Enoch are in direct conflict with those taught in the Bible. The book of Enoch quite literally taught of a false messiah. As mentioned before, throughout Enoch it is explained that Enoch was taken into Heaven and shown many visions about the messiah who is yet to come. The author of Enoch writes about how this future messiah will fulfill the prophecies 
found throughout the Bible. It isn’t until later in the writings that it is revealed that the future messiah talked about is Enoch. The book of Enoch essentially teaches that Enoch himself is the light of the world prophesied throughout scripture and not Jesus which is contrary to everything the Bible says. Therefore, Enoch is not included as a book in the Bible. 
The book of Enoch is referenced a few times throughout the book of Jude, but that does not mean that Enoch is considered scripture as bible authors have quoted non inspired sources several times throughout the Bible. Wilber supports this statement by talking about how Paul quoted Greek poems in Acts 17:28. “The Biblical authors quoted extra-Biblical material that was meaningful to their contemporary audience.” Quoting non-Biblical material was merely a teaching tactic or a way to get readers to better resonate with what is being taught. Non-Biblical material may also be quoted because they might align with Biblical values, but that still does not mean they are inspired. 
To sum it all up, Wilber explains that “The book of Enoch is tremendously valuable if you are interested in learning more about the different beliefs and ideas floating around the Judaism’s of the second temple era.” The book of Enoch is not considered scripture and was not inspired by God. Enoch is one of those books that you can sit and analyze for hours and still pick up on new things each time you go over it. Though Enoch wasn’t directly talked about in the Bible frequently, he did play a part in Christianity and his famous Biblical lineage will always be remembered. 
The book of Enoch has always been and will continue to be a controversial one. While the formal answer for why this book wasn’t included in the Bible is that Jesus and the apostles never called it scripture, others believe it was excluded for different reasons. Some argue that the church decided to exclude the book to cover up historical truth such as the Nephilim and giants spoken of throughout Enoch. We may never get all the answers to our questions about this unique book, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop trying. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The Patrick Heron Theory

 When people hear the word alien, they tend to think about green guys coming down to earth in a flying saucer. People don’t usually associate aliens with the bible, but maybe they should. The book “The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse” by Patrick Heron goes into depth about these “aliens”. 
After reading the bible avidly, Heron became super fixated and intrigued by the end of the world and began forming his own theories based on  information found in the Bible. In his book “The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse”, Heron suggests that the fallen angels mentioned in Genesis chapter 6 are aliens, but not in the traditional sense. He also lays out the blueprint for this theory in a short documentary found on YouTube titled the same as his book.  
His theory ties back to the great pyramid of Giza in Egypt. The original pyramid was covered with white shiny limestone and is built out of 2.3 million blocks of stone. The pyramid is also 42 stories tall and is argued to be the most perfectly aligned structure on the face of the earth. 
When talking about the final days in the Bible, Isaiah 19:19 says “In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the center of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD near her border”. Heron makes the argument that the great pyramid of Giza is what this prophecy is referring to. Heron supports this by explaining how the pyramid is both in the middle of Egypt and at the border at the same time. Ancient geography explains that at one-point Egypt was divided into two countries, lower and upper Egypt. It was at this time that the pyramid was located at the border of the two countries. When the two countries merged as one, the pyramid's location changed to now being in the center of Egypt. 
It has been said that the pyramid was used as a burial tomb for pharaohs, but Heron explains that no bodies have ever been found in any of the pyramids. Heron also argues that there is no possible way the pyramid could’ve been used as a burial tomb since there is no way to put a sarcophagus in it or remove one. 
Heron brings up the hieroglyphics found at the Edfu temple in upper Egypt. Heron argues that the people portrayed in these hieroglyphics were giants. Are these the angels that fell to earth with lucifer in Genesis chapter 6? Heron thinks they are. Heron refers to these angels as the Nephilim which translates to “to fall” or “the fallen ones” when traced back to its Hebrew origins. Heron emphasizes that these angels are always depicted as men and appear to be human. They eat, drink, and overall pass for a human based on their appearance. These angels aren’t human though, they are spirits 
Genesis chapter 6 talks about these fallen angels more in depth. The chapter says that this group of these fallen angels came to earth, married human women, and then produced offspring with them. Heron explains that these offspring were not all human, but instead they were giants who were filled with anger and hatred. These angels then overran the world with their violence 
and Heron emphasizes they did this for up to a thousand years until the great flood occurred. Heron then says God eventually decided enough was enough and decided he needed to wipe them out with Noah’s flood.  
Noah and his family survived the great flood, but what happened to the Nephilim? Humans can be drowned but spirits can’t, so what ever happened to them? Heron believes they are locked away in a prison that is referred to several times throughout the Bible as an abyss. 
Going back to the pyramid, Heron explains that experts argue that humans could not have physically built the great pyramid of Giza, not even with today’s modern technology. Everything from the location to the pure height and amount of precision is too correct and uniform. This once again reiterates his point of if humans could not have built this with today's technology, then who built this thousands of years ago? 
When talking about the Bible, 30% of it is prophetic meaning it foreshadows what is yet to happen. Heron explains that 85% of the prophecies have been fulfilled exactly the way the Bible predicted, and that the last 15% of the prophecies will be fulfilled just as accurately. In the book of Revelations, John explains a future city referred to as the new Jerusalem descending from heaven to the earth. After describing this city, John gives the dimensions of what it will be. John says it’s length, width and height are all the same. Heron argues that based on John's detailed description and dimensions it can be drawn that in today’s measurements this city would be 1,500 miles long, 1,500 miles high, and 1.500 miles wide. This size and measurements led people to believe that this new city will be in the shape of a cube. Heron however says it can also be a pyramid. 
To wrap this all up, Heron explains that the Nephilim built this pyramid as an earthy representation of where they came from after they fell from heaven. Heron also believes that the great pyramid of Giza is an earthy representation of this future new Jerusalem that is yet to come. This means that the pyramid is the fulfillment of the prophecy John talked about in Revelations. 
Heron provides an excellent theory backed with enough information to really make you question how these amazing structures got here. Maybe it’s time we reassess how we think of aliens. 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Homeward Bound

When it comes to the current political and social climate of the planet I think its important to stay in the middle. Aside from the fanatics who submerge themselves completely into an ideology most of us probably lean a little left or right. I guess some people even cement themselves wholeheartedly in the center. These are the worker ants of the mound. Claiming neither side but rather a mixer of both sides leaving out the extremism of either. Maybe I shouldn't use the word middle.

What I mean to say is that we should work hard at staying out of these things all together. As the world rushes blindly onward we must do our best to disengage from it. Become unattached from the madness and focus on what lies beyond the ashes. Look through the smoke cloud and try to catch a glimpse of light that will lead us home. Our real home.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Free Will? You Decide

  We are interdependent, sentient beings treading on this planet together. Alester Crowley said long ago, "Do as thou wilt" and he was right. Is that not the epitome of free will? Of course he was declared the wickedest man alive during his lifetime so we may feel the inclination to add the disclaimer "As long as it's not infringing on someone else". In so doing we are also right but then we're no longer talking about free will. Absolute autonomy must be included in the idea of free will.

  Many would argue that free will doesn't exist in us no more that it exists' in a toad or a bird. They argue that we are bound to our instincts' like a herd of caribou and all that drives us is intertwined in our collective DNA. I'm not sure if this view is married to evolutionists' ideology but it seems to me that the belief in God is related closely to the belief in free will.

  University halls have been echoing this debate for centuries. But the fact is that we can do whatever we want whether it benefits our species or not. Look at the Stalin's, Hitler's and Dahmer's of the world. For that matter look at any level of psychopath or miscreant of the human race. Now think of that, not on an individual basis, but much larger. Like corporations or even countries where the concern for others is out weighed by greed or some other motive. Entire populations have been poisoned or in some way oppressed by the free will of other people. IMHO this at least adds merit to the argument that free will is not derived from evolutionary instincts while in fact it does exist.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Trite Platitude

2020 has a strange vibe. This whole year there seems to be this swelling or surge of bad energy. I am NOT going to get into my theories or observations as to why. If I were to do that it would only add fuel to the fire. Instead I want to work on letting it go. 
  Let's picture the world as a raging river that ends with a terrible waterfall where nothing survives. However along the shoreline of this river are serine beaches that are immune to the sounds and fury of the river. Not everyone is going to make it to that beach. Some don't even believe that it exists'. 
  I, for one, believe that it does and I'm am struggling against the force of this river to get to that beach. Does it matter if I'm wrong? No. Is it making me a stronger swimmer better prepared for what the treacherous river will throw at me? Yes.
  To further the analogy Christ is standing on that beach throwing a life preserver to all that will simply call for one. The devil ,on the other hand, is cruising around on the river in a motor boat throwing rocks at us whether we want him to or not.
  Getting back to vibe I have an idea. It seems really simple but It's proving difficult to get people on board (haha). The idea is this: Be nice. I know it's not really my idea. Mothers have been teaching this for a really long time. Jesus says to love everyone and that is absolutely what we should do. It's what I aspire to do and it can be daunting at times but it may be a little easier if we take the advise of Dr. Leo Marvin and just take baby steps.
  Let's start doing our best at being nice to each other. No matter a belief or political preference or whether or not someone prefers Star Trek over Star Wars. We may not share the same fate but we do share one universal truth in that we are all careening towards the same waterfall.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Another One Bites the Dust

Most of the great civilizations throughout history have toppled and fallen. Egyptians, Romans ,Greeks, Mayans all grew too  large to sustain themselves. Once a society becomes as colossal as these the separation of the classes becomes too much for its citizens to bear. Greed and the dogma of "self" permeate through the proverbial ivory tower and decadence becomes the norm.

Platitudes and fictions are created by the powerful elite to distract the masses from turning on them. Foreign gods and ancient curses of our ancestors have turned into racism and social justice for the modern empire. Keep the peasants fighting  among themselves in order to sustain the status quo. The mob rules and its force must be directed away from the obscene palaces of the aristocrats. However their deception is in vain.

No matter the efforts put forth to quell the coming cataclysm civilization will not stand. Like so many times before the bubble is about to burst. The coming of Christ will be heralded by its roaring fires. A cosmic blaze that will extinguish the very stars and empty the skies. The abyss is opening as the hosts of Heaven prepare for its final campaign. As the world sinks into ruin hold fast the garment of  our only Savior and lay your transgressions at His feet.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Satan Unmasking

In these last days confusion abounds and rage ignites a rebellion. Anger and hate boil to the surface as the unholy elite slowly fade from the shadows and out into the open. What has been hidden is revealed to the world. A luciferian cabal scorching the fabric of morality and stealing souls from Christ, the only redeemer.

Like a black hole robbing stars of their light we must hold fast to not be engulfed by the chaos. Slowly pull back from the world. Live in the heart and the soul where God's voice is loudest. Day dream of the world to come and imagine its' peace and calm. No one thirsty or corrupt, nothing spoiled or impure. This is our reward for taming our free will and conquering our worldly desires.

The temptation to shout our opinions at those who differ must be put in check. Disagreements must be quenched before turning into arguments. Let the lost wage war against the lost. As Christians our light shines brightest standing on the sidelines not hurling bible quotes at the damned. For two thousand years it has been written before us that this world would fall. Well, it is falling before our eyes. We are the generation, it seems, that will herald in the thousand year reign of Christ before finally destroying Satan.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Deep State Diving

Does the "Deep State" really exist or is that just gobbledygook made up by tinfoil hat wearing, paranoid, borderline psychopathic idiots. Well since we can't expect to get an honest answer from anyone that may or may not be among its' alleged membership we'll have to use some good ole fashioned logic. This will take a completely unbiased perspective in regards to political party affiliation and/or ideology. The one thing I will say about political views is that both sides accuse the other of being apart of the evil, deep state and will argue endlessly to that point. However, lets leave politics out of it and just look at people. Not just the people strolling through the Halls of Power , but all people every where. What are we like? What drives us? I'm not talking about humanity as whole either. That will just lead us to trite platitudes of beauty and altruism that are only true depending on your relativity to suffering. I'm talking about the individual.

In order for one to think that the deep state is a made up fiction one would have to believe that morality is the driving force behind every action taken by everyone. Greed, envy and the lust for power are imaginary sentiments found only in books and movies. One would have to have the world view that the rich and powerful aren't really concerned with their wealth and power. Rather the upper-class just kinda go with the flow in regards to their status and as far as politicians go, it's all about helping out. Serving the people is priority number one for elected officials...Right? What a beautiful world view that must be. To bad it's bullshit.

Not to sound like a cynic but lets get real. The rich and powerful care about protecting and building on what they have. If the opposite were true famine would not exist. Third world countries would not exist. Humans are selfish creatures when it comes to reaching outside our immediate circles of friends and family. It is on that notion that I surmise that the deep state does exist. A play on Nietzsche's famous quote "If God did not exist would there be a need to create one?", I ask, "If the deep state did not exist would there be a need to create it?"

Friday, May 1, 2020

Does the World Exist

Assuming the question is referring to the world as an analytic truth and not some arbitrary dream that I alone am experiencing , I would have to say that it does indeed exist as I perceive it. In fact it exists' whether I perceive it or not. My experience has nothing to do with it. I could go through my entire life without ever seeing a sea turtle with my own eyes , yet I know they exist. From a rationalists' point of view , sea turtles are not contingent truths in need of my perception. They are , as the world , a necessary truth. To doubt the world one would have to doubt their own senses but that is not to say that others' have not come up with interesting theories in trying to describe the reality of the world. H.P. Lovecraft wrote about an ancient god named Cthulhu that is ” not dead but dreaming ” in the abyss and that the universe and everything in it , including us , are mere figments of his imagination. Even considering this idea , I would have to say the world still exists' for , after all , I still have the senses to perceive it. My experience of the world would be no less real to me if Lovecraft's theory were true.

Another solid argument in favor of the world existing beyond my perception would be to consider the world without me in it. What will happen to the world when I die and my senses are taken out of the equation? To answer this we need only observe whether or not the world still exists' after others pass away. One would have to be a special kind of narcissist to believe that the world will end , or cease to exist , when they die. ( However , it may cease to be relevant. )

On the three theories of perception I find myself leaning more towards Naive Realism with a few minor exceptions. For instance , when I see a fish swimming in water I realize that due to bending light the fish is not actually where I perceive it to be. This is a matter of physics and can be explained. But no matter where the fish is , there is still a fish and the fish is there independently of my perception or experience. Believing so is not audacious , on the contrary , anyone viewing the world through the lens of sound reason will undoubtedly come to the same conclusion : The world exists' just as we perceive it with our senses. To put a spin on Decartes quote “ I think therefore I am “ , one could say “ I see therefore there is light “ or “ I hear therefore there is sound “ , I am touched by the world therefore I know the world exists'.